A new specialist nursing home in Surrey is offering a brighter future – quite literally – to its community centre neighbours.
Cornerstone Healthcare will open Marula Lodge in Mytchett in January 2021. The home will offer care for up to 42 adults with challenging behaviours associated with complex neurological and mental health needs.
The group, which operates two other specialist nursing homes in Hampshire, has donated £1000 to the Mytchett Centre for it to install lights in its car park and to re-decorate the interior. Although the function facilities are restricted, the Centre has re-opened its bar to members.
“We are delighted to receive this donation,” said Chair, Roger Hastings. “The Centre has been hit hard by the coronavirus as the bulk of our income comes from hiring out the venue.
“Now that we’re able to think about re-opening, to be able to make these improvements is going to have a huge impact and we’re very grateful to Cornerstone Healthcare.”
CEO of Cornerstone, Johann van Zyl, said;
“This is just the beginning of what we hope will be a long relationship with everyone at the Mytchett Centre. We will look to use the centre as an extension of our building for staff meetings, get-togethers for families and we also hope to use their grounds for activities for our residents.”